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Crossley St Cantina, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Crossley St Cantina

4.5
4.5
249 Reviews
$40 and under
Spanish
Crossley St Cantina is a late night laneway restaurant and bar located at the top end of town. Grab an intimate booth, dine at the low serving bar top or get secluded with a large group of friends in the private dining room and feast upon modern Spanish cuisine for dinner or the charcuterie menu late night, all while sipping wines, gins, fortifieds and cocktails.

Open Wed-Sun from 5pm til 1am including a $65 Bottomless Brunch every Sat and Sun from 12pm - 5pm!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9193 4555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Miguel Lontoc

  • Catering

    Modern Spanish, late night dining, moody, bottomless brunch

  • Private party facilities

    Crossley St Cantina's intimate private dining room caters up to 32 guests

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Parliament Train Station, 86 and 96 trams

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pre Theatre Dinner $55pp

    Multiple dates available
    Heading to a show? Let us know what show, the start time and we'll ensure you are well fed and arrive on time after dining on our Pre-Theatre dinner menu including a selection of individual and shared tapas dishes including dessert and a drink on arrival (gin tonica, sangria, mimosa, beer, wine or soft drink). Gluten free & vegan friendly options available.
  • Late night booking

    Multiple dates available
    Please note: Currently the kitchen closes at 10:30pm Tues - Thurs and 11pm Fri - Sun, food orders can be ordered until this time.
  • Feed Me Set Menu - $70pp

    Multiple dates available
    Dine on our Chef's Feed Me menu. It includes a selection of individual and shared starters, mains and dessert. Please note: 8 guests or more dining between 5pm and 9:30pm must on a set menu. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available.

What 249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

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  1. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Very reasonable costs for dishes A great vibe too
  2. MR

    MikR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and huge portions! Definitely coming back
  3. BL

    BethelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great range of tapas dishes that felt authentic to Spanish cuisine i.e. Croquette, Tortilla. Would come back again.
  4. KT

    KerryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group and we opted for the bottomless brunch. Super value, delicious food, free flowing drinks and great service. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon and a large group. Definitely recommend this place.
  5. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the feed me option with all dishes a surprise. Everything we had was flavoursome. Loved it. This is the second time I have dined here. Definitely will be back for more. Thank you
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Have been to their bottomless brunch a year ago and it was amazing and great value. Left a little disappointed this time as the food was not as generous and good in quality as it was back then. Not very busy either so not really the perfect vibey setting for a Saturday boozy lunch.
  7. RD

    RedDiablo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were suggested to have the 5 course set menu as we were going to the theatre near by. The food was more than we could eat but unfortunately it was uninspiring.
  8. LC

    LaurenC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for my mum and I for a pre show dinner. All the food we had was delicious but as per other reviews the Brussel Sprouts were by far the absolute best I’ve ever had! The braised goat and eggplant was excellent as well. Service was great and ambience was lovely. Highly recommend!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was superb!
  10. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff were brilliant. Was a bit noisy but still 5 stars
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service provides tasty Spanish style food with excellent drinks and wine list.
  12. WL

    WLteap

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We turned up late for our lunch booking to this delightful restaurant tucked away down a lane way and had to rush off for a flight after a hour but the staff were incredibly gracious and helpful. Food came out promptly and was delicious - Brussels sprouts a particular hit and I’m still amazed at the vegan (yes vegan!) chocolate bites. Some dishes weren’t quite as good as others but out of 10 things we ordered there were only 1-2 that we didn’t like quite so much but were still tasty. G&T was very generous. Nice buzzy Sunday lunch atmosphere without being too loud. We will definitely be back for their bottomless brunch and Feed Me menus!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and great value for money! Food was outstanding.
  14. AP

    AkshayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bottomless brunch, service was outstanding and the food and drinks were incredible. Highly recommended.
  15. SM

    SonjaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! Have taken a few people here who have never experienced tapas before and they're always blown away. Some dishes are stronger than others. The vegetarian options (such as the Spanish tortilla and the brussell sprouts are the strongest). Flavour far exceeds what you can make at home.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had the pre theatre dinner, food was great and generous share plates. Would diffently recommend dining here.
  17. L

    Lisa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I had eaten at Crossley St Cantina before and really enjoyed the service and the food. Unfortunately on this occasion we didn’t have the same experience. The food was good however the service was underwhelming. We did the feed me banquet and between the main course and dessert the staff had forgotten about us. It too almost an hour and when we went upstairs to politely ask how long it would be the staff were rude and advised they had forgotten about dessert. Not only did they forget about dessert, there were a round of drinks that also never came down and as we were settling the bill noticed that we had been overcharged. I wouldn’t recommend this venue because of the service however do rate the food.
  18. GF

    GeorgiaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best meals we have had in Melbourne in some time! WONDERFUL and attentive service. We realised that the show we were seeing started a whole hour before we thought, and they had us in and out in 45 minutes—service and food was so fast and so DELICIOUS. Will be back, and often!
  19. N

    Natalia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place when we feel like Spanish food. Make sure you try their delicious croquetas, patatas bravas and the brussel sprouts! Oh, and the cheese cake! The place is very cosy and seats are comfy even when using stools. Their bottomless brunch is the best and has a great variety of drinks. Totally recommend! :-)
  20. W

    Wayno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent pre-show meal at Crossley St Cantina. Our waitress talked us into the crispy brussels sprout which were an excellent recommendation. All the other tapas and mains were great. They have an excellent drinks list with a great range of gin and tonics. One of our best meals in ages.
  21. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for dinner with friends for a long overdue catchup. We had a great time!
  22. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. You must try the crispy Brussel sprouts
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for pre theatre food. Delicious food
  24. BD

    BDubs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The only negative was we were sat at the bar right where the bartender was, which would not be might preferred spot - I’m asking to be seated elsewhere next time I go
  25. NJ

    NadiaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Would highly recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't rate this place enough! The atmosphere and attentive staff made the beginning of our experience really easy. We then had our tapas arrive and were really surprised by how large the servings were for the price! I'm vegetarian and we tried most of the vego dishes with the mushrooms and brussels sprouts tasting amazing! We had some beautiful mocktails too! We were well fed and extremely happy. We will be recommending this place to everyone!
  27. K

    Kayo

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere & excellent service. A few of the dishes weren’t to our liking but others were incredible. Great for big groups!
  28. MC

    MaxC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant staff were friendly and knowledgeable and attentive. The brussel sprouts were a stand out, considering I don't like brussel sprouts normally. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
  29. PS

    PeterS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice selection of food and helpful advice with wine choices. Good and quick service so excellent for a pre-show meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great tapas experience with lovely ambience. The highlight dish for us was surprisingly the brussels sprouts.
  31. FF

    FitzroyFoodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Much anticipated first visit to this venue. As short in stature booked "Standard Seating" for x2 for quick pre-show meal on a Saturday night - for reasons of physical comfort. On arrival the maitre de seated us at the bar on high stools despite indicating standard seating had been requested at the time of booking. Endured what was an average meal in physical discomfort - while several "standard tables" were kept vacant - in clear sight - throughout the entire visit. Experienced the most uncomfortable dining experience I have EVER experienced - which detracted from any possible pluses of this venue, such as friendly bar/food staff. On leaving I was told by the maitre de standard tables were kept free for 2+ diners on Friday/Saturday nights. When booking however, the following advice is given, "Please be aware that tables of 2 may be seated at high tables or at the bar depending on table availability". Table availability was not an issue - however honouring customer seating choice, basic physical comfort, and exhibiting a genuine interest in customer dining experience was definitely in short supply. I will not return to this venue. Would much prefer to support venues which put a genuine premium on the customer dining experience - a sure fire way to garner returning customers and a surer measure of a venue's quality.
  32. G

    Gray

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Really impressed with the ambience and service.
  33. LO

    LenaO

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lively & energetic atmosphere with delicious tapas. Great cocktail menu.
  34. A

    Andy

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and cocktails. The brussel sprouts were to die for! Lovely service and ambience. This place is a real gem.
  35. PN

    PNeauNwah

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    A solid pre-theatre dining option (and something a bit different from the main players). Ahead of our visit, we e-mailed the restaurant our specific timing for the show to ensure no miscomms on expectations. Their response was very kind and accommodating. The pre-theatre option ($55) included 6 tapas dishes (incl dessert) and one beverage. Good value given the food (the main - the chicken - was good but had so much green salad on it we were slightly overwhelmed). At least we didn't go hungry! Also, watch timing - we arrived at 5:30pm needing to be at a show by 7pm, and we started to get twitchy towards the end and had to push through and hustle. There also weren't enough people there during our sitting, which really affected the atmosphere. Another plus: the staff were very enthusiastic and friendly. A positive vibe. Worth a visit! The food reminded us a bit of Bombabar which we have been to a couple of times.
  36. GR

    GraceR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bottomless brunch in Melbourne. Fantastic value, friendly service and high quality dishes. 100% recommend
  37. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Some of the most beautifully constructed cocktails I have seen. Highly recommend a view of the mixmasters right at the bar!
  38. LJ

    LindseyJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great gem in the CBD! We were going to a play so we ordered the pre theatre menu and it was perfect! We had a few appetizers, a few mains and a dessert and were out of there with plenty of time to spare before the show. The respected our time crunch and delivered amazing food! It’s an intimate restaurant, with a really cozy feel. Not to loud which was nice and great service staff. Highly recommend, especially before a play:)!
  39. CN

    CharlesN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Attentive and caring service. Yummy food - we had the feeder package $65pp with 2x vege options and 2x normal. All good - vegetarian items almost better. Food brought quickly, tasty. Nice vibe in the restaurant. Not really authentic Spanish, but the Tapas sharing style was fun. A good option for a casual get-togeher in the city, and much better value than many of the surrounding restaurants.
  40. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very generous servings, well seasoned, staff were attentive and bar tender made non-menu drinks to suit what we wanted.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Crossley St Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Crossley St Cantina

30-32 Crossley St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Parliament Train Station, 86 and 96 trams

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Miguel Lontoc

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9193 4555

  • Catering

    Modern Spanish, late night dining, moody, bottomless brunch

  • Private party facilities

    Crossley St Cantina's intimate private dining room caters up to 32 guests

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